General Election response

23 May 2024
Polling Station sign

Responding to the Prime Minister announcing an election is to take place on 4 July, the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidates for West Lothian have released statements.

The candidate for Livingston, Caron Lindsay said:

“The chaotic Conservatives and the scandal-hit SNP have made a mess of our country for too long. People have had enough and it’s time for change.

“There was a time you could see your GP at the first time of asking and your dentist still offered NHS care, Scottish education was amongst the best in the world and all the ferries worked. It was so much easier to rent somewhere to live or to buy your first home, our economy was growing and business thrived.

“But for nearly twenty years, the SNP have been ignoring the people who do most of the heavy lifting. You’re working harder but it feels like you’re falling further behind - like you’re being taken for granted.”

The candidate for Bathgate and Linlithgow, Councillor Sally Pattle said:

“Scottish Liberal Democrats want to bring people back together, putting Scotland at the heart of a reformed UK and fixing our broken relationship with Europe. We want to help everyone who can't get a GP appointment or see an NHS dentist, support our schools and deliver for business.

“We’ll reduce your bills and tackle climate change by rolling out a national insulation programme, and we’ll get the government-owned water company to clean up its act and stop filling our rivers and our beaches with sewage.”

The Liberal Democrats have won the safest of Conservative seats in record by-election wins, just beaten the Conservatives in the English local elections and Scottish opinion polls show we are growing.

If our fantastic candidates are elected, they will be local champions for our community and fight on your behalf for a fair deal. It’s time for change.

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